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182 pp.


[From the introductory material]

This is Old Dominion University’s 19th annual State of the Region report. While it represents the work of many people connected in various ways to the university, the report does not constitute an official viewpoint of Old Dominion, its president, John R. Broderick, the Board of Visitors, the Strome College of Business or the generous donors who support the activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.

The report maintains the goal of stimulating thought and discussion that will ultimately make Hampton Roads an even better place to live. We are proud of our region’s many successes and the key role we play in national security. We also realize that it is possible to improve our performance. To do so, we must have accurate, objective information about “where we stand” so we can move to “where we want to be.”


Table of Contents:

  • Is It Morning Again in Hampton Roads? . . . 3
  • A Complicated Subject: The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Hampton Roads . . . 53
  • Craft Brewing in Hampton Roads . . . 73
  • Too Much of a Good Thing? Multifamily Housing in Hampton Roads . . . 99
  • Welcome to Your New Home: International Migration and Hampton Roads . . . 123
  • Hampton City Schools: The Next Generation of Learning in Hampton Roads . . . 147
  • Hampton Roads: In Search of a Social Media Identity . . . 163